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WD - Carrying Case for Select Passport Portable Hard Drives - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 1290 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great quality little case

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    RomayneK
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    I'm so happy with this purchase. I saw much cheaper ones on amazon even the same WD brand but I'm glad I bought this one. It's a beautiful little case, It fits the new my passport drive perfectly (I got 1TB). At $20 it's a little pricey for a case but it seems strong and will protect my drive perfectly. I love the hard cover it's very sturdy and the case looks kind stylish too with the Red zipper and red lining which is soft and suede-esque :) It looks much better in person than in the pics. A little compartment inside holds the USB. My only wish is that it had an elastic or something similar to keep the drive secure in the case I don't like when things move around.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    If your Passport drive is "mobile", YOU NEED THIS

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    Panther6834
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    People typically buy external drives with one of two intentions - to leave it at home, or to take it with them when they're "on the go". If you're part of the first group, ignore the rest of this review, and don't even bother with a case. As for those who are part of the second group, do yourself a huge favor...immediately add this to your cart, & get it ASAP. Technically, it's a "soft" case, but in the form-factor of a "hard" case. Put another way, the material the case is made from is fabric, but it's very rigid. There's enough space inside the case for the Passport drive, with a small square area extending out that's perfect for the USB cable. No matter where I go, when traveling, I ALWAYS keep my Passport inside it's case...you should do the same. Stay protected, my friend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Provides good protection

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    Medrod
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    WD didn't make this an easy purchase for me. There were indications that it would work (because of other models of HDs that were listed on the package) but the list of HD models it would fit did not include mine and you couldn't open the sealed box. But, I bought it, tried it, and it worked - so be aware, not all current model HD's that the case fits are listed on the packaging. Since it is a semi-rigid case, it gives good protection and the case fits perfectly. Even though the HD comes nowhere near the corners of the case, the zipper is a little difficult to pull around those corners. Also, I would appreciate if the case had a wrist strap by which to hold it. Remember the good 'ole days when you got a case with the hard drive?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Pretty basic carrying case

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    Kallie
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    This case does its job. I bought this case to hold my DJI Osmo Pocket Camera. I know it is not for that, but the camera fits well inside and the case protects it well. The case is not waterproof and closes with a simple zipper. There are elastic bands inside the case that connect the top and bottom on either side. This band keeps the case from opening all the way open. There is a mesh pouch on one side of the case on the inside for memory cards/adapters, etc. I am sure this case would be perfect for holding multiple memory cards and probably even a small drive if needed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Seems solid enough

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    JimBowen0306
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    This was bought because I bought myself a new portable external hard drive, and needed a new case to go with it. This case is of the solid exterior variety (it has very little give in the surface), and feels like it will protect the hard drive if you drop it (in the case) from a reasonable height. Inside it has all the typical straps to hold the drive in place, and pickets to hold wires and instruction manuals. My one grumble would be that it doesn't fully open, so if you've a larger portable drive (the one I bought was 4TB), it's going to be snug getting it in.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I was skeptical at first...

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    KnifeKat
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    I was skeptical at first...but that was because I hate buying protective stuff, or accessories for my electronic items... I am a computer technician so I generally take care of my stuff, so I feel I don't need things like this. Well, it had the big WD on it for Western Digital, my Drive was WD..so I just bought it. Glad to say, if I never bought this, my External would be meat right now, because it dropped on the floor from a high place...while inside my laptop bag...so it got smashed...but it didn't get damaged because of the case, at all. Would buy again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Sturdy and Safe

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    HNGT
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    While I do not own a Passport drive, I do own a Toshiba Canvio Slim II and the WD Passport Case is a pretty good case for it. Since the Toshiba drive is super slim and small there is ample amount of space for you to probably put about a couple of flash drives and your usb 3.0 wire. There is also a velcro strap that you can use to neatly wrap your wire. The interior is nicely lined and there is a pouch on one side. The case is hinged with elastic to keep it partly closed. Gave it 4 stars because i think there needs to be a elastic that spans across to help keep the drive in place. Who knows, one day you might forget to unzip it correctly and accidentally spill your drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good solid case

    Posted
    13bam
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    I bought a portable 2 TB Western Digital passport external hard drive at Best Buy & knew I wanted a protective carrying case to go with it. Originally I was interested in the Nomad rugged carrying case but the ones they had in the store weren't compatible with the 2 TB model (not sure if there is a Nomad case for this drive). I saw some flimsy sleeve-type cases that, while inexpensive, didn't offer the protection I was after as a person who cycles everyday & [nearly] everywhere. To me this seemed like the next best thing. It's got a good hard shell, soft inside & the drive fits perfectly & securely (doesn't rattle around). There's also a little pocket for the USB cord so it won't scratch the drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is the best external drive case I've ever had

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    mhayesdesign
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    I use external drives extensively, usually have about 4 in my computer bag (I'm a print graphic designer, HUGE files). I know that my drive is well protected in this case and the pop out ensures that I can store the cable safely without scratching the case of the drive. This is the third one of these I've purchased, two for WD Passport drives and the third for the Seagate 5 TB portable drive I just bought (which fits it perfectly). When I need another one, this is the only case I'll be looking for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Only Adequate Protection

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    biyahero
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    I bought this as a storage and carring case for the Passport for Mac 4TB because it was a hard case to protect it. It is OK but would be better if it had a little more space to allow the USB cable that you need to use to connect it to something to be stored comfortably as well. You can get the cable in as well, but it is really tight if you do. I would have liked go compare it with a Insignia hard case to see if that had more space but that case wasn't carried at the store and if I ordered it the arrival date was after I was leaving on trip, so this case was my only choice.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    Posted
    Tiny
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    I just love my case. It’s the right size to carry with my computer, it has space for what I need. I was able to put my name on it to differentiate it from other people’s cases. However, it doesn’t open as wide as I would like to make it easier to place my hard drive inside and I would prefer not to have to undo my cord ever time I want to put the drive up. I think that’s going to increase the possibility of something going wrong with inserting the cord so much. But in the long run, generally , I love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Much needed for WD Passport

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    TCRESS369
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    I needed a case for my 1GB WD Passport that I primarily use for work purposes. I first purchased the hard case that WD makes that is the same price as this one. When I got home I noticed that the hard case does not have a place to store the USB cable. I returned the hard case and bought this model. I have had no problems with this product and it has been durable enough to withstand some rough job sites. It has a nice pocket on the inside to store the USB cable and the inside is lined with a soft fabric.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice regid case for your WD Passport hard drive

    Posted
    DemandingUser
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    I have several of the WD Passport external hard drives, and I like this case the best of any I've used. The drives fit snugly into the bottom half of the case with just enough room at one end to hold a USB flash drive which I carry with a bootable copy of Acronis for doing "cold" backups & restores and drive partitioning. The top of this case has a nice recess about big enough to hold the USB 3.0 cable which comes with these drives. The case is rigid (more so than padded) so will protect the drive from getting knocked around inside a bag or backpack.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Case

    Posted
    ViSa
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    People typically buy external drives with one of two intentions - to leave it at home, or to take it with them when they're "on the go". If you're part of the first group, ignore the rest of this review, and don't even bother with a case. As for those who are part of the second group, do yourself a huge favor...immediately add this to your cart, & get it ASAP. Technically, it's a "soft" case, but in the form-factor of a "hard" case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Case

    Posted
    Codeguy
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    This is a well-made case. Most durable and semi-hard shell. Good thing as it will fit in briefcase very well yet still offers a great deal of protection for drops or falls. Nice mesh pocket on interior. Looks great on a bookshelf when not in use. I have three of these and love them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceeded my expectations

    Posted
    negationstate
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    Looked like canvas in the pictures, but it's more like ballistics nylon on a hard case that has a microfiber interior with a divider that will keep the drive and cable separates. I have the My Passpoet Jltra Metal Edition (Silver) and there's not evenness a scuff on it despite the cable and drive being a very snug fit in the case. I have dropped it while in the case more than once with no problems whatsoever. These are inexpensive enough to be no brainers -- particular for drives meant for travel.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fits...but not like a glove

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    lionbelle
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    The overall construction of the product is decent, but there are a few places of concern. The rubber on the zipper seems to be a bit flimsy and with a lot of opening could tear. The inside elastic strap that prevents the case from completely opening is showing some wear with minimal use. The mesh for the cord storage has shown some frays with only minimal use. Overall the case fits the drive decently with only a little bit of rattle. This would be a great case for the casual user.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is mandatory for the WD portable drives!

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    cjsantacruz
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    I wouldn’t think about transporting my drives without these cases. I have a few 4TB WD drives and tranfer files back and forth to work daily. The hard shell has so much protection built in that you can literally drop your drive in it without worry. It has a clam shell type opening just big enough to slip in the drive under the secured strap and the cable in the mesh upper compartment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very useful case!

    Posted
    LeeM801
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    Picked this up for my WD Passport and it fits snug and great inside this carrying case. It has a soft almost suede type material on the inside to protect your hard drive from scratches. There is even a small net inside that is used for a mini pocket where you can store maybe a couple SD cards or for whatever you might want to shove inside your case along with you WD Passport. I also love the durable material that it has its overall a high quality carrying case and worth your money!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I am very pleased with the quality of the product.

    Posted
    wdfan
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    I am a freelance graphic designer and I use this case to carry my WD Portable Hard Drive everywhere I go. Years ago I used to have a soft carrying case until I dropped it in a parking lot with my WD portable passport still inside. Yes it was damaged. When I found out that there was a hard case version I had to buy it. I've been careful not to drop this one but I feel my info is much safer than with the soft version.

    I would recommend this to a friend